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DePaul University
Chicago, IL

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Term Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) - Theatre: Technical/Sound Design (24-25)

Full-time Faculty Positions

Full-time faculty positions will be posted on a per-opening basis. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Applicants will be evaluated at the college/school level for the position which they are submitting an application. Unless noted by a close date, positions will remain open until they are filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Part-time Faculty Positions

DePaul University invites expressions of interest for a pool of qualified Part Time Faculty to teach courses in a variety of disciplines across all 10 colleges and schools. Individuals may enter expressions of interest by submitting their credentials to any posting for which they are qualified to teach. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Screening of individuals in the pool is ongoing, depending on curricular need and funding. Individuals will be contacted by the department if they reach the finalist stage for teaching a particular course or set of courses. The pool will remain in place until the closing date specified in the posting details; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must resubmit. All individuals in the pool will be notified by email when the posting is closed.

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Posting Details

Job ID: 136472

Rank: Instructor/Professional Lecturer

College/School: Chicago, The Theatre School

Responsibilities:.indent-list ul {list-style-position:inside;}The Theatre School at DePaul University invites applications for a Full-Time faculty to serve as head of its Sound Design program. This is a one-year contract with opportunity for renewal. The Theatre School is an urban multicultural conservatory located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant theatre community.

The ideal candidate will be a great teacher, accomplished professional, strong collaborator, visionary designer and technician, and a proactive leader. The position begins September of 2024.

Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

    Lead and further develop the BFA Sound Design Program Teach a range of courses across the Sound Design Program according to the candidate’s expertise Prepare students for diverse and multicultural work environments Collaborate with Sound Shop manager and staff to maintain the studio and supply needs Advise students on academic progress Mentor and advise on student production work and internships Recruit new students and develop enrollment Hire and collaborate with adjunct instructors
Required Qualifications: Candidates for consideration will possess the following qualifications:

    Experience in teaching, mentoring, advising, and/or supervising young people Demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to equitable practices that allow for inclusive and diverse educational experiences. Evidence of a diverse, professional production and/or client portfolio Demonstrated commitment to ongoing antiracism practices Extensive knowledge of sound design and technology including- Knowledge in networking technologies, such as DANTE, MIDI and OSC. Experience in analog and digital sound technologies, for various theatrical spaces. Ability to support students across the gender spectrum. Extensive experience collaborating with designers at all experience levels. Experience with a variety of dramatic forms and venues or media Professional experience equivalent to and/or a terminal degree in Sound Design or related fields
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application and deadlines: Please apply online and include:

    Cover letter Personal narrative Teaching philosophy CV/resume List of three references A full portfolio (via a digital file or website link) Three letters of recommendation

All applicants must apply online to be considered. Paper applications will not be accepted. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by midnight EST on May 29, 2024. Deadline for submission is midnight EST June 12, 2024.

Finalist candidates will be brought for in-person interviews soon after the the closing date of 6/12/24.

Applicant Documents C.V.(1)
Cover Letter(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)
Personal Statement(1)
Teaching Statement(1)
Contact Reference(3)


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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